Ellerman House

Ellerman House

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180 Kloof Road | Cape Town, Bantry Bay 8001, South Africa
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
At the beginning of the last century after falling under the spell of this bay at the end of the earth, the shipowner Sir John Ellerman decided to build an elegant mansion facing the ocean and ... Read more
dominating the suburb of Bantry bay, just 10 minutes from the centre of Cape Town and Clifton beaches. Whether you choose the opulent atmosphere of Ellerman House or the modern art gallery style of its annex, Ellerman Villa, you too will fall under the spell of this address that combines all the pleasures of Cape Town, including gourmet cuisine, sampling top wines and enjoying water sports. Add a view of the Atlantic Ocean that is quite simply stunning. This Club 5c hotel welcomes relais and chateaux club 5c members with a VIP welcome and a Discovery privilege. Please include the Club 5c membership number in the reservation and please show your Club 5c membership card on arrival.


Free Breakfast
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Free Parking
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Airport Transfer
Air conditioning

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Miravet, Spain

One of the smartest places to stay in the Western Cape and closer to being a (paying) guest in a sumptuous private home than staying in a hotel. There are 11 guest rooms in the main house, a beautiful 1906 Edwardian building named after a shipping magnate who bought it in the 1960s, but now under the ownership of a retired banker. For greater privacy there's a standalone three-story villa, with another under construction at the time of posting this review and due for completion in August 2013. The location, in the well-heeled neighbourhood of Bantry Bay puts it just 10 minutes drive away from the shops and restaurants of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and walking distance from the beachfront of Clifton. Excellent and very attentive service from highly-trained staff.

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Local from Cape Town, South Africa

This Cape Edwardian Mansion set in 1,5 acres in the posh residential district of Bantry Bay has the best view of the Atlantic Ocean I have yet to see and may be the best home away from home in Cape Town that you’ll find. The personal service and relaxed atmosphere set the hotel apart –a sliding glass door opening into the kitchen invites guests to chat to the chef about how they’d like their dinner cooked. The nine rooms in the house are really spacious and each one is individually decorated in a classical, elegant style. There is also a fully-equipped gym and spa. A feature of the hotel is its incredible art collection – the walls are filled with the works of famous South African artists and entire rooms are dedicated to the greats; the Pierneef and Irma Stern lounges, a Preller library and John Meyer dining room. Beyond the immaculate lawns and pool with the most incredible view, is the Ellerman Contemporary Gallery, which is curated by the owner and managers of the hotel, and showcases young up-and-coming South African artists. In addition to the house there is a 5-bedroom contemporary villa which can be rented out as a 3 or 5-bed unit.

Local from Cape Town, South Africa

Very chic. Very very chic. But cozy at the same time. The Ellerman is one of those places that will stick for while. It does not come cheap, but you get a lot in return. All rooms are apparently equipped with flat-screen satellite TV for lazy Sunday mornings, underfloor heating for chilly winter das, air conditioning, Internet and a complimentary room bar. And then there the views over the ocean or mountain! What is nice about The Ellerman is that it is fairly small, with only nine rooms, two suites and a villa. No mass tourism here. Facilities include a spa, a gym and a pool that overlooks the ocean. How's that for decadence?

San Francisco

Amazing views; live music out on the veranda at night - beyond perfect; boutique in a great way.


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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Sauna
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Health club
  • Free airport transportation
  • Free self parking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Pets not allowed
  • No pets or service animals allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • One meeting room
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Library
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Turndown service
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar (stocked, free items)
  • Free bottled water
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • DVD player
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Individually decorated
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Separate bedroom
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 13
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Year Built 1906
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